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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s School Psychology Program Earns APA Accreditation

October 14, 2020 GMT

Chicago, Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is pleased to announce that the Chicago Campus’ School Psychology Psy.D. Program earned national Accreditation on Contingency from the American Psychological Association (APA). The Chicago School is a leading nonprofit institution devoted to psychology, and related behavioral health sciences.


The APA Commission on Accreditation sets the standards for accreditation and recognizes the quality of the training provided by the School Psychology Psy.D. Program and deems it in substantial compliance with the Standards of Accreditation.

“This accreditation is confirmation of the commitment that the faculty have to the success of our students,” said Program Chair Rachel Cohen Losoff, Ph.D., LCP, NCSP. “The School Psychology Psy.D. Program is devoted to producing ethical practitioners who are life-long learners committed to using their training help youth, their families, and the systems that serve them.”

“Earning accreditation is a reflection of the Program’s faculty and staff’s dedication,” said TCSPP Chicago Campus Dean Margaret Martyn, Ph.D. “TCSPP remains committed to preparing its students for careers in behavioral health. Earning accreditation unlocks a host of opportunities for prospective graduates and they are better prepared for licensure.”

“The year 2020 has presented education with new challenges, and this accreditation will allow our students to meet the moment with the tools provided to them through our unique curriculum,” said TCSPP President Michele Nealon, Psy.D. “I commend Dr. Losoff and Dr. Martyn for earning this accreditation during such uncertain times. The recognition is further proof that we continue to develop programming that will advance the field of mental health.” 


About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Integrating theory with hands-on experience, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology provides education rooted in a commitment to innovation, service, and community for thousands of diverse students across the United States and globally. Founded in 1979, the non-profit, regionally accredited university now features campuses in iconic locations across the country (Chicago, Southern California, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Dallas) and online. To spark positive change in the world where it matters most, The Chicago School has continued to expand its educational offerings beyond the field of psychology to offer more than 20 degrees and certificates in the professional fields of health services, nursing, education, counseling, business, and more. Through its engaged professional model of education, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and an extensive network of domestic and international professional partnerships, The Chicago School’s students receive real-world training opportunities that reflect their future careers. The Chicago School is also a proud affiliate of  TCS, a non-profit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. To learn more, visit  www.thechicagoschool.edu.

Lisa Riley The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (312) 646-9130 lriley@thechicagoschool.edu